J:COM on demand offers popular Nickelodeon animated program 'SpongeBob SquarePants' beginning July 2008

July 11, 2008

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TOKYO -- Jupiter Telecommunications Co., Ltd., (J:COM; JASDAQ 4817), the largestmultiple system operator (MSO) in Japan has begun broadcasting four popular NickelodeonMTV Networks Japan K.K. animated series (4 episodes per month, 16 episodes each in total),including SpongeBob SquarePants, from July 1st , 2008, on its free service (Free On Demand),J:COM On Demand (1).

J:COM TV Digital subscribers are now able to enjoy these animated programs free of charge attheir own convenience. In an effort to further enhance its digital service subscriptions, J:COM hasalso begun broadcasting (2) SpongeBob SquarePants on its community channel - J:COM Channelas of July 1st, 2008.

J:COM aims to increase the number of J:COM TV Digital subscribers and the usage of its videoon demand (VOD) service by offering the popular animated children’s programming fromNickelodeon, via J:COM’s Free On Demand service and the J:COM Channel.

SpongeBob SquarePants, the popular Nickelodeon original cartoon series, has been themost-watched children’s cartoon series in the US for six years running (3). In addition toSpongeBob SquarePants, Nickelodeon is offering a series of programs loved by kids the worldover, including the interactive language learning program, Dora the Explorer; the 3D animatedseries, The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius; and Rugrats, featuring the fearless andcurious bunch of toddlers who look at the world for a kids-point-of-view.

Jupiter Telecommunications Co. Ltd. (J:COM)

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